A Building Permit is required for pretty much anything you want to build including a new dwelling, swimming pool, garage, carport, verandah, deck, extension, renovation and demolition. Even some smaller work such as a retaining wall, fence, spa and pergola may also require a Building Permit. There are few exemptions other than a 3m x 3m garden shed, although even small garden sheds have requirements to meet.
For more information regarding Building Permits please click here to go to our frequently asked questions page. The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) website also contains plenty of information and explains the difference between a Building Permit and Planning Permit here. If you have any questions about building work requiring a Building Permit feel free to give us a call on 1300 656 052 as we are always happy to chat.